Category Archives: General

Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

The June 2011 issue of Pacific Yachting had an article “Trash Talk, How Plastic is Strangling Our Oceans” which is well worth a read if you subscribe to the magazine. Links contained in the article: Ocean Gybe United Nations Environment … Continue reading

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Summer Boating

When summer hits, there’s no better time to go boating on a nice, cool body of water.  It’s also the time when hundreds of other boaters have the same idea. Summer boating is great fun, but there are some things you’ll … Continue reading

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Rope versus Line

Some boaters mistakenly use these terms interchangeably. You go to your marine supply store and buy a length of rope.  When you bring it aboard your vessel and put it to use,  it becomes a line.  Some example would be … Continue reading

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Update on Navionics for Android

New Version Marine & Lakes: US & Canada $15.50 Can Vector charts included in app, remain resident on device and function without mobile coverage.  You download the charts for your area of interest. Wind & tides* gives you a snapshot … Continue reading

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Anchoring

Anchoring is a method of using your boat’s anchor to secure the boat for a short time, such as lunch or perhaps overnight. The objective is to lower the anchor to the bottom, lay out the anchor rode with slack … Continue reading

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